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Old Jan 14, 2003, 9:46 AM   #1
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I want to take close ups of jewelry, small items, and cats
Looking at the Fuji A200 and the Fuji 2650, the 2600 has an optical zoom, the A200 does not have a zoom.
Is this zoom used for taking a picture from a distance, thus making it appear closer, or does it allow me to put the camera closer to the subject for a more detailed image of a ring, cat, etc?
I don't plan to take many (if any) distance pictures, just mostly close ups to use on eBay and my web site, therefore, would it be wise to spend the extra money for the 2600 if it's just to bring trees and mountains closer?
Am I making any sense at all? :?
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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The 2600 has a superior macro mode to the A200. I find that I use my optical zoom all the time to take pics for ebay sales. The 2600 or 2650 will provide you better service over all your picture requirements.
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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Default Thanks much! Can I ask one more NEWBIE question..

and this is going to be really newbie...but, how can I know till I ask ..
What does macro mean and do? :?
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 11:53 AM   #4
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Macro is a function of the camera to focus and take close up shots of an object. I belive the can focus as close as 3 inches away from the objet. Check Steve's digicam dictionary link.
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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after I receive the 2650. I like that free shipping!

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Old Jan 14, 2003, 9:47 PM   #6
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The optical zoom is important for eliminating things that are not needed in the picture, assuming you either cannot get closer to the subject, or being too close to the subject causes it to look unnatural (humans, animals). The zoom also changes the perspective of the scene by increasing or shrinking the apparent depth. In addition it can increase or decrease the depth of field (what's in focus). These things allow much more creative control over what your final picture look like. I have both a fixed focal length camera (they are always wide angle) and a zoom camera: guess which one gets used the most. The majority of users seem content with a 3X zoom, although 2X to 12X are available.
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